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Applegarth

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St. John’s, near Peel, Isle of Man
Grade 4 Star rating
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms2
Bathrooms1
Pets 2
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Description

With a witch-shaped weathervane on the roof, this cottage is a great base from which to explore the Isle of Man.

Applegarth is a traditional, detached, stone-built Manx cottage, situated near the foot of Slieau Whallian (known as Witches Hill) in the conservation village of St. John’s. The cottage has reference to this still, with a weathervane on the roof shaped like a witch and numerous charms found in the stones of the building when it was renovated. The Isle of Man was once regarded as a hotbed of sorcery, witchcraft and magic. During the Reformation, any woman deemed to be a witch, accused of witchcraft, or spell making was taken up Slieau Whallian and put into a spiked barrel and rolled down from the top to the bottom, and often the barrel sunk into the bog. Many a long year there was a bare track down the mountainside, where it was reported that grass nor gorse would grow. They called this path the Witches Way, and local legend says that ghostly screams can be heard in the wind on certain nights of the year! Access to Slieau Whallian is via several footpaths, one of which is virtually across the road from the cottage. From the back garden patio, you can see across the river and fields to St John’s the Baptist Church, which is built on the site of an ancient chapel. You can also see Tynwald Hill, which is the assembly place for the Isle of Man parliament and which is reportedly the oldest and longest unbroken parliament in the world. Tynwald Day is held on the 5th July every year. There are a number of other attractions to visit on the island, including the Manx Aviation and Military Museum, Curraghs Wildlife Park, Castle Rushen and Laxey Wheel, the world’s largest working waterwheel. Beach 4½ miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 350 yards.

2 steps to entrance.
Ground Floor:
Living/dining room: With multi-fuel burner, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player, beams and wooden floor.
Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and tiled floor.
Utility room: With additional fridge, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Sun room.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
First Floor:
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Fuel for multi-fuel burner available locally. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate. Large, enclosed lawned garden with patio, terrace, garden furniture and gas barbecue. Fishing on site (licence required). Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a fenced river at the bottom of the garden.

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Features

  • Barbecue
    Barbecue
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Highchair
    Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Romantic Getaways
    Romantic Getaways
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Stairgate
    Stairgate
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
    WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
    Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    10/07/2018
    Confirmed guest, 15/06/2018
    Great holiday


  • 2

    24/04/2018
    Confirmed guest, 20/04/2018
    "Welcome to Applegarth, relax & make a cup of tea or coffee" as the information folder invites you to do, well we would have but for the fact tea bags seriously out of date, no milk, no welcome pack (included in the price). Okay, so lets light the multi-fuel burner in the lounge, no kindling, logs or coal (again included in the price!!) burner was full of ash hasn't been cleaned. The kitchen was dirty, worktops, wall tiles covered in grease. Dishwasher full of stagnant water, Oven contained the remnants of the previous occupiers grilled kippers, Microwave needed a good clean. Abundant cobwebs throughout the cottage. Garden untidy, unkempt. Wi-Fi is a joke slowest connection speed ever encountered. This property doesn't warrant it's 4 Star rating at all, it needs much more attention to cleanliness & general maintenance, a full list of issues will be sent to both who we booked through & Isle of Man Tourist Board who award the accommodation Star Ratings. We would come back to the Isle of Man, but not to this Cottage.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; We are very upset with this review. We are investigating your claims thoroughly through the Tourist Board and the booking company who have been informed of all our findings. We provide tea / coffee / sugar / UHT milk which are located in the kitchen cupboard above the kettle. Also, dishwasher tabs, washing up liquid, bar soap, liquid hand soap and toilet rolls are located in the kitchen or bathroom cupboards. All dates are checked regularly. The gardener was unable to mow the grass the week you arrived due to heavy rainfall but the grass was mowed 8 days prior to your arrival. During our telephone call prior to your arrival, I did emphasise to contact myself or the booking agents if there was anything that you were not happy with as any issues would have been immediately taken care of as the maintenance team live only a few doors away from the cottage. The Booking Terms & Conditions ask guests to keep the property clean and tidy, and to leave the property in a similar condition as found upon arrival. Our cleaning company reported to us that the cottage had been left it in an unacceptable condition upon departure therefore extra cleaning was required to prepare the property for our next guests.

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7.6 out of 10 – based on 5 reviews collected by Reevoo
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